GLG LITIGATION | ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Discrete and with Diligence
GLG Litigation is a boutique law firm with an international reputation for "Out of the Box" solutions in complex matters. It specializes in legal aspects of gaming with an extra focus on tax, administrative and licensing law. The law firm is based in the Sugar Silos in Halfweg, the Netherlands. The firm operates in a discrete and dedicated fashion and is assisted in this by an independently managed compliance department. Always on the lookout for alternate solutions for litigation, the risk of costly litigation procedures is brought to a minimum.
Bas Jongmans, Esq.
After working as a corporate lawyer on the Amsterdam "Zuidas" for many years, Bas Jongmans became internationally known for winning various essential procedures to the gaming industry, including a trial procedure on the Netherlands gambling tax in which this tax was declared in violation of the Human Rights Convention. In another procedure, it was achieved that the Dutch government had to issue a license to an international trader in binary options, which case became a matter of international interest as well.
Bas specializes in gaming law, international taxation and artificial intelligence. As official annotator, Bas annotates legislative proposals and rulings of the administrative courts in the Netherlands. Bas is a regular guest on Dutch Business Radio.
Bas has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): (1) Administrative Law; (1a) Administrative Procedural Law; (1b) European law; and (1c) Enforcement Law. Based on this registration, Bas is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.
GLG wins ECHR case against the Netherlands over Gaming Tax Operator awarded € 1,36 mln. in damages
On December 3, 2019, the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeals ruled on a case brought by the Wetsteijn gambling machine operator Wetsteijn in Dordrecht against the State. Attorney Bas Jongmans of Gaming Legal Group assisted the company in the proceedings.
The Court of Appeals ruled that the gambling tax introduced on turnovers from gambling machines has hit the Wetsteijn company in an excessive fashion and is therefore a violation of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights.
Citizens and companies often rely on this specific provision of the human rights treaty. However, it is the first time in the history of Dutch case law that an appeal in a tax case has led to such a substantial compensation. The ruling also offers prospects for compensation for other operators, who have been litigating for years. Wetsteijn shall have to wait for its money for now. The State is expected to file an appeal with the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.
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Samantha Andriesse, Esq.
Samantha studied Communications and Civil Law in Amsterdam. After finishing these two studies, she worked with a boutique law firm that specializes in corporate litigation.
After this experience she further specialized in International Equine law. Samantha joined GLG Litigation in 2018.
Samantha has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): (1) Administrative Law; (1a) Administrative Procedural Law; (1b) European law; and (1c) Enforcement Law. Based on this registration, Samantha is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.
GLG Litigation is located on the tenth floor of Sugar Silo West, Sugar City, in Halfweg, the Netherlands. After a thorough renovation, the Silo's were taken into use as office location and are the home base of several prestigious companies.
Located next to the Silo's is the former Sugar Factory that is regularly used as a television studio. Because of its striking appearance and design, the office of GLG Litigation is also regularly used as film set and appears in various national television productions
In the event of any questions, please feel free to reach out:
GLG Litigation B.V.
Suikersilo West 35
1165 MP Halfweg NH
T +31 20 262 98 95
F +31 84 837 78 35
P.O. Box 17426
1001 JK Amsterdam
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